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What’s the Point of a Donor-Advised Fund?

What’s the Point of a Donor-Advised Fund? [Oblivious Investor] – “There are three main reasons why you might benefit from using a donor-advised fund:

You get the tax deduction now, without yet needing to figure out how much you want to give to which charities.
They provide anonymity, if desired.
They make it easier to donate securities (e.g., shares of mutual funds or stocks).”

The Greatest Privilege We Never Talk About: Beauty [Saeid Fard on Medium] – “The benefits of being attractive are exorbitant. Beauty might be the single greatest physical advantage you can have in life*. And yet compared to other other privileges that may arise from race, gender, or sexuality, we don’t talk much about it.” Reminds me of that SNL skit with Tom Brady. 🙂

And to round out the week – here’s a profile of someone I’ve been a fan of for ages – J. Kenji López-Alt. I first discovered him through all of his research at Serious Eats and now I find myself watching his videos on Youtube.

The Scientific Methods of J. Kenji López-Alt (and this one in GQ, I watched the video where he made the noodles he’s eating in that shot)

The thing that I find most remarkable, and this is such a small little thing, is that he uses a lighter to light his gas cooktop (and given by the open of the 1st article, something everyone notices!). I’ve never watch a video where he’s talked about it but I find it fascinating. In a world where it’s easy to talk about the latest gadget or appliance or new technology, his stuff is very much simple yet functional focused.

Have a great weekend!